This Week at Phipps: Sept. 26 - Oct. 2
Sep 20

This Week at Phipps: Sept. 26 - Oct. 2

By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted otherwise. 

Open Daily: 

  • COMING SOON: Fall Flower Show: Blooms Under the Big Top 
    Starting Sat., Oct. 8, Phipps’ Fall Flower Show: Blooms Under the Big Top will take you on a whirlwind tour of stunning circus- and carnival-inspired botanical displays.
  • COMING SOON: Garden Railroad: Our National Parks
    Starting Sat., Oct. 8, Garden Railroad: Our National Parks pulls into the station with miniature recreations of the beautiful National Parks of the United States, bustling with chugging trains and filled with live plants.
  • COMING SOON: Ikebana International Exhibit 
    Starting Fri., Sept. 30, Ikebana International Exhibit will showcase the Japanese art of flower arrangement; with arrangements from the five schools of Ikebana.
  • Tropical Forest Hawai‘i: Aloha ‘Aina
    Tropical Forest Hawai‘i: Aloha ‘Aina invites guests to take an exciting, immersive journey through the rich history, nature and culture of the Hawaiian archipelago. 
  • Butterfly Forest
    Butterfly Forest awes visitors with an up-close look of some of nature's most prized pollinators alongside the blossoming flowers that feed them.
  • Planets Earth Virtual Exhibit
    A dynamic exhibit at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (and now online) addresses the pressing environmental issues of our time and proposes a new way of thinking about how to solve them.

Tues., Sept. 27:

  • Phipps Family Dinner: Taco Night | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
    Join Chef Emily for familiar favorites like pierogies, tacos and of course pasta! On pierogi night, let your family get creative in the kitchen and experiment with fillings in this from scratch pierogies class.

Wed., Sept. 28:

  • In-Person Story Time | 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Kids will love visiting Phipps to listen to our storyteller weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics. Attend weekly sessions with a special child in your life!
  • History of Botanical Art | 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Explore the history of botanical art from its earliest beginnings in herbals through present-day contemporary works.
  • Living in the Wild: A Visit to Larry Weaner’s Suburban Property | 6 p.m - 9 p.m.
    Learn how noted landscape designer Larry Weaner interacts with and responds to ecological processes to create an ever-evolving wild yet still ornamental garden in his small property outside Philadelphia.
  • Watershed Awareness & Rain Barrel Workshop | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Workshop participants will learn how to harvest rainwater from their roofs, store it, and use it in the landscape.

Fri., Sept. 30: 

  • Dinner with Chef Emily Larsen | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Join us for a one-of-a-kind dinner with Chef Emily Larsen. Sit back and relax as Chef Emily prepares a delicious and inspiring three-course meal, taking your questions and sharing all her tips and tricks along the way.

Photo ©  Paul g. Wiegman